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    September 24, 2010
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for by the republican party. higher up sees an opening in the traditionally blue state. >> new jersey is in play. new jersey was won by chris christy. >> he's not really on my side. >> but this tough economy we need a governor on our side. >> reporter: o'malley is fighting back. the current governor as been running negative ads since the primary season but really focusing in on his old record insisting he raise taxes himself but called them fees. o'malley also continues to say in his ads thallic -- urlick was a paid ballot. >> the fact is people are always going to say angry things at the end of the campaign. it happens. but really people are going to asks themselves who are going to be better for them. who is going to be better for the state.
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that will be governor o'malley. >> negative campaigns are like america's cherry or apple pie. >> reporter: herb smith is author of political science. he's not at all surprised at the new ad saying even though voters don't like them, they do work. and as long as the governor's race stays tight, expect more. >> now you're advertising the reasons why people need to vote for you or against the other fellow. and it seems with great frequency we're having ads why you need to vote against the other fellow. >> reporter: a political game of tag that may last the rest of the campaign. in baltimore brian cubeler. a guy is hospitalized after a crash involving a bus.
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found three vehicles had been involved in the crash. they say the school bus currying students to meadow vail elementary was struck by on audi that crashed the bus. >> we had a school bus with six children and a driver. an suv and then a passenger vehicle. the driver of the suv was transported to shock trauma with injuries and taken by ground. the children and the bus driver were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and released to the custody of their parents or still being looked at. >> while dense fog covered the road they have not determined whether it played a role in the accident. a new report out from triple-a when it shows for -- 52% of drivers say they feel less safe today. mainly due to drivers talking on the cell phone and texting behind the wheel.
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they are kick off heads off driving week to create wareness of safety driving risks and encourage more people to put down the cell phones. starting october 1st maryland becomes another state among dozens banning the use of hand held phones. every single driver in maryland must avoid calls or use a hands free headset. the new law in addition to a ban on texting while driving that took effect last years means a small boost. >> weather watch today. a hot, hot day by our second day of fall standards. we tied the old record at least. so far we know we hit 95 that was the old record from 1970. take a look. 97 frederick. d.c. pushing 100. over on the eastern shore not anything cooler. right now temperatures still feeling like the mid 9:s every
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but annapolis where there is bay breeze giving you a break. the entire east coast clear now. that's our cool front will begin to bring us relief into the day tomorrow. the rest of the evening hot and sticky. tropical 90s. and eventually into the weekend we're talking two different shots of cooler air that will make things feel different by sunday. details coming up. >> thanks a lot. tomorrow the baltimore county police department and the drug enforcement administration will be collecting potentially dangerous prescription drugs from area residents. the dea national take back get unused and some cases dangerous drugs out of the house and disposed of in a safe and secure manner. the dea state and local law enforcement are participating in the prescription drug take back from 10 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. to get more information on the unused prescriptions you can log on to our website at
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abc2news.com and click on the state news tab. >> a child sex abuse case in columbia set is a new legal precedent in the state and the country. a 38-year-old columbia man was found guilty for abusing a third grader by writing her dozens of explicit love letters but he never touched her. ruled that paul walker junior that worked as a teacher sexually exploited the 8-year- old girl. a sentencing date has not been set. more charges against the preppy burglar. after posting a $15,000 bail 30- year-old jeremy hall of silver spring was arrested in their jurisdiction. surveillance video showed hall break into a house and stealing a sonny boom box. he was reliced on a $7500 bail.
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students, faculty, and staff at the west virginia used the day of dialogue to raise awareness of domestic violence. it has come after yard was found dead in her off campus. love grew up -- the joint commission has asked john hopkins hospital to review its security measures after the shotting of a distraught patients son. the joint commission says hopkins should consider installing metal detectors. they say it's difficult. a concert gets under way to help the family of emily
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kerstetter. she's the teenager that was severely injured in the bombing uganda. all proceeds will go to emily's recovery. tickets are $10 per person. all you have to show up at our lady of perpetual help. we are nine days away from komen maryland race for the cure. it's september for sunday. we will be live on the air to broadcast the event at sunday at 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.. here's how you can register for the event go to our website at abc2news.com and then click on think pink. dr. ben carson wants every child to have access to good bucks. with the help of proctor and gamble he opens up the raiding room. they will now get to enjoy and discover the pleasure of
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reading. dr. carson credits reading of being a catalyst of success. dr. carson has opened more than 45 reading rooms across the country. when it comes to our waterways they want to make sure the watershed is protected even more. maryland state leaders says five other states still has problems when it comes to stopping pollution. the epa stays it plans to tighten permits for waste water treatment plants, storm water systems, and animal feed operations. the 15th annual baltimore book festival is under way tonight. more than 200 celebrity nationally known authors will be on hand. the festival hosts a number of local authors. and remember the baltimore book festival is absolutely free.
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they are known to lurk in the waters of the atlantic and chesapeake bay. we'll show you how jelly fish has invaded the waters at the inner harbor. when it comes to healthier eating habits we are working to let you know all the place cross cur eat well in baltimore. we tied the official record at bwi. 95 degrees. hasn't hit that since 1970. we'll be back to talk about how much we'll cool off right after this.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies.
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then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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well some unusual visitors were hanging around the inner harbor boat docks. >> reporter: the kids eye view of the inner harbor. >> they are so cool because they just can breathe under water. >> reporter: some people downtown stopped to look into the water. >> the only time i have seen jelly fish for this has been in portland, oregon in the west coast. >> some snorkeling while in the caribbeans. but not this long. >> reporter: the jelly fish naturally follow their fish is up ply. >> reporter: they prefer to eat their cone jellies. they are actually jelly eaters in the wild. so they come following that big rise in the cone jellies. and we've seen this prevalence
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of atlantic water. >> that's the only one i have seen. >> reporter: researchers say a dry summer with very little rain help to elevate salt water around the harbor atracking more jelly fish than normal. >> this will happen annually. you seem to be much more aware of it. it seems to big the big one this season. >> i'm not sure if it's jelly fish season or what it is. there is a lot of jelly fish. every morning i come here to work the water always has jelly dish in it. there is nothing to do so i go out and catch them. >> if i had a jelly dish i would get it and put it in the ocean or somewhere else. >> reporter: downtown at the national aquarium fred. >> you can come down to aquarium after 5:00 to get a discount to help celebrate the 30th anniversary and get a
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closer look at the atlantic needles. the book test this weekend if you are looking more things to do. you should check out a wonderful museum. all baltimore museums will open their doors for free tomorrow. you should check if the luis museum is on that list as well. that should be good fun. >> i was thinking to me anything that is living and breathing in the harbor. >> that has to be sort of fun. check that out. >> yeah we will take a look. jelly fish you love to see them as long as you're not swimming in that water. >> yeah. >> it's a summer thing to see a lot of jellies. feeling like it to do kelly. >> feeling like june.
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>> yeah. easy. it's been that kind of summer and early fall. but now fall like weather on the march. coming in tomorrow and next week. >> i know you're not ready. >> get the apple pie ready. you baking me an apple pie? >> yeah. don't count on it. i will buy you one. >> you buy a mean apple pie. [ laughter ] 92 degrees talk about fall it does not feel like it. that will begin to change i promise you that. not so much tomorrow although will be cooler. but especially into sunday and especially into the middle of next week. winds southwest at 12:00 bringing up a hot humid air mass. that's for sure. look at what the humidity did this morning. socked in with the fall big time. couldn't see a thing downtown. sorry if you had to commute in that. took awhile to lift and burn off. temperatures would have heated up more rapidly. we would have broken as opposed to tying the old record.
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parkville today. hurricaney start there. look at how thick the fog is there. then we get that hot hazy sunshine into the picture. frederick triple digits today on the weather net sites. chestertown up through galina. statewide these numbers not looking too much different unless you are way out west to oakland. that was cooler in oaks city. most of the area was sitting into the heat this morning. there is no doubt about it. as we look at the numbers now, the heat index numbers as we speak still feeling close to 100 in easton. still feeling like mid 90s out there for us. the winds have been steady out there. out of the south. bringing up that warm humid air. that will continue tomorrow but we will begin to see the winds shift a little bit as the cool shift way out here in ohio. it will take awhile to get in
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here. we think by midday this front crosses the area. we still warm up across the sunshine. but as we go into the night tomorrow, things will begin to cool off behind this cool front. it will push the hot weather pattern out to the east and allow that cooler weather to flow in. much cooler air arriving behind that. you can see we keep the rain just about nonexistent. we can see an isolated shower. but probably not. as that boundary pushes farther out to sea behind it more cooler air rolls in. showers develop late sunday evening. i think the most will be dry. cooler each day and breezy each day as well. both saturday and sunday. let's take you down to the tropics. tropical storm matthew. still in the heart of hurricane season here. september just beginning to get past the peak. we this tropical storm matthew will fall to a depression as it crosses over this land right
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here. as it gets the western gulf of  mexico it could become a stronger storm. we'll have to wait to see on that. through the rest of the night tonight all quiet but certainly muggy. we barely drop below 70 tonight. tomorrow 86 and breezier weather on tap too. i think we'll see a decent amount of sunshine. tomorrow night 57. you will begin to feel the change. back into the fall season tomorrow night. that will continue into extreme makeover home edition on sunday afternoon. better chances for rain coming monday and especially on tuesday next week. kelly. >> thanks a lot. the drug enforcement administration wants your prescription drugs. they are partnering with local agencies to take back. we're going to tell you why it's so important. plus women taking the big
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role in nascar and in the driving seat. kicking the sport into high gear. most americans aren't getting the fruits fruits vegetables they need. shelby lynn reports. >> reporter: have you eaten any fruit today? how about a vegetable? if the answer is no, you're not alone. the federal government says 75% of adults should be eating fruit twice a day. according to the cbc only a approximate of the americans eat the recommended daily intake. >> 32% of americans are eating two or more servings of fruit a day. >> registered dietitian ann dunway says her clients want to eat healthy but not always easier. >> accessibility and affordability. >> reporter: she encourages her
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clients to shop local farmers markets. or add fruits and vegetables without sugar and sodium. for today's health minute i'm shelby lynn. abc 2 is working for you tonight. if you're looking for more fruits and vegetables the baltimore farmers market. has everything you need from now through december 20th you will find fresh produce, herbs, and flour. and three local farmers markets are using an independence card known as food stamps to purchase fruits, vegetables, and other products. every wednesday they may use their ebt cards to buy farm fresh products. highland farmer markets and waiverly. save a lot plans to open a
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soup every market at the church square shopping center in east baltimore. it's the first new tenant to sign on since the property changed hands a year ago. the new market will sit at 929 north caroline streets. lest check on how that drive home is going or maybe a drive to the ocean. look at slow going u.s. 50 and sandy point tonight. take your time and relax you will get there eventually. we'll be back. old gibbs canning company.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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if they have their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase. employers will continue to leave our state, taking their jobs with them. the next four years will impact the next decade, so we've put together a road map to 2020. a plan that brings jobs back to maryland by reducing spending and lowering taxes. let's make the maryland we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.
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bonus time. we are going to miss these days but it is hot. mid 90s. inner harbor. all the way to the eastern shore. hot stuff. but the changes begin tomorrow. we'll be back down into the 80s. breezy day and into the day on sunday drop another 10-12 days. it's coming. >> i look forward to sunday. >> that's it for this edition. we'll see you tonight at 11:00. >> have a good one.
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family...
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and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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tonight on "world news," dirty shame.